April 20, 2017 Timothy Prickett Morgan
International Business Machines has gone through so many changes in its eleven decades of existence, and it is important to remember that some days. If IBM’s recent changes are a bit bewildering, as they were in the late 1980s, the middle 1990s, and the early 2010s in particular, they are perhaps nothing compared the changes that were wrought to transform a maker of meat slicers, time clocks, and tabulating equipment derived from looms.
Yeah, and you thought turning GPUs into compute engines was a stretch.
Herman Hollerith, who graduated from Columbia University in 1879 when its engineering school was still …Read more